THE EFFECTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARACTERISTICS ON BUSINESS PERFORMANCE

ABSTRACT
The study examines the effect of entrepreneurial characteristics on business performance in Jos North. The research questions that guided the study were: What are the characteristics of an entrepreneur? What is the relationship between entrepreneurship traits and business performance? What are the challenges militating against entrepreneurs in the performance of their business? A survey method was used for this study. The population of the entire business entrepreneur in Ahmadu Bello Way Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Out of 1050 persons 180 persons were selected as the sample size. A questionnaire developed in five Likert scale was used to obtain data. Mean scores was used to analyze the data obtained from the field. The result of the analysis indicates that entrepreneurial characteristics in an entrepreneur facilitate effective management and creativity required to survive in the competitive business world today. The characteristics of an entrepreneur are basically risk taking, creativity, goal oriented and need for achievement, strong leadership quality and forecasting in to the future enhances the performance of an entrepreneur. Inspite of this, entrepreneurship in Jos North is constraint with problems arising from inability to access loan, poor infrastructural facilities as well as unconducive environment sequel to political crisis.
 
TABLE OF CONTENT
Title Page----------i
Declaration---------ii
Approval Page---------iii
Dedication----------iv
Acknowledgement--------v
Abstract----------vi
Table of Contents--------vii

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1    Background of the study------1
1.2    Statement of problem-------2
1.3     Objectives of the study-------3
1.4     Significance of the study------4
1.5     Research Question--------4
1.6    Scope of the study-------5
1.7    Limitation of the study-------5
1.8   Definition of terms-------6

CHAPTER TWO 
LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 Introduction----------7
2.2 Concept of entrepreneurship------7
2.3The characteristics of an entrepreneur ----12
2.4  The effect of entrepreneurial characteristics on business  performance--------17
2.5  The practical approaches to entrepreneurship development -19
2.6The problems militating against entrepreneurship development in Nigeria - ---31

CHAPTER THREE 
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1Introduction ---------34
3.2Research Design --------34
3.3Area of the Study --------34
3.4    Population of the Study-------35
3.5    Sample Size and Sampling Techniques ----35
3.6    Instrument of Data Collection-----35
3.7    Validation of Instrument------35
3.8Reliability of instrument------36
3.9    Method of Data Collection and Justification---36
3.10Method of Data Analysis and Justification---36

CHAPTER FOUR: 
DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1      Introduction--------38
4.2      Characteristic of Respondents-----38
4.3      Data Presentation and Analysis-----39
4.4     Summary of Findings-------43
4.5Discussion of Findings------44

CHAPTER FIVE: 
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1     Summary---------45
5.2     Conclusion--------46
5.3     Recommendations-------47
References---------49
Questionnaire--------51

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APA

Kings, S. (2018). THE EFFECTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARACTERISTICS ON BUSINESS PERFORMANCE. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-entrepreneurial-characteristics-on-business-performance-1495

MLA 8th

Kings, Solomon "THE EFFECTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARACTERISTICS ON BUSINESS PERFORMANCE" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-entrepreneurial-characteristics-on-business-performance-1495. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

MLA7

Kings, Solomon . "THE EFFECTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARACTERISTICS ON BUSINESS PERFORMANCE". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 24 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-entrepreneurial-characteristics-on-business-performance-1495 >.

Chicago

Kings, Solomon . "THE EFFECTS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CHARACTERISTICS ON BUSINESS PERFORMANCE" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-effects-of-entrepreneurial-characteristics-on-business-performance-1495

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